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Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Apr;83(4):1556-7.

Bedside right ventricular assist device removal in the conscious patient.

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Department of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77225-0345, USA. wcohn@heart.thi.tmc.edu

Abstract

A technique is described for simple bedside removal of a right ventricular assist device system from a conscious patient. This technique allows weaning from the support of the right ventricular assist device without the confounding hemodynamic challenges of positive pressure ventilation and sternal closure.

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